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post #106 of 541
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There is a gain switch on the side (Normal-High). See last photo

 

There was a gain switch in the same place on the PHA-1.  They did appear to move the output selector switch to the side though.  That was located on the end before.    

post #107 of 541

I really want to know whether this PHA-2 would be enough to drive HD650 and HE-500.

 

This PHA-2 will be released on 25th OCT.

post #108 of 541
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Originally Posted by reficul560 View Post
 

I really want to know whether this PHA-2 would be enough to drive HD650 and HE-500.

 

This PHA-2 will be released on 25th OCT.

 

I don't know how much HD650 or HE-500 need but the spec on their web say 165 mW at 8Ω. PHA-1 have similar spec and can give about 26 mW at 300Ω.

post #109 of 541
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Okayyyy but DrSheep, what does that mean in real life use? Can you help elaborate. Thanks.

 

It simply means very high resolution files....These folk sell them as do others

 

http://bluecoastrecords.com/formats/dsd

post #110 of 541
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It simply means very high resolution files....These folk sell them as do others

 

http://bluecoastrecords.com/formats/dsd

 

Yep, Sony and others are starting to push high res content on all fronts, and that naturally include DSD.

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post #112 of 541

Therefor, PHA-1 should be more than enough to drive the HD650 and HE-500, right?

 

But specs are one thing, and performance is another. Did you use PHA-1 to drive any of those tough headphones?

post #113 of 541

From what I read, they also provide a conversion adapter to support the USB digital input functions of the PHA-2. (when associated with the next Sony AUDIOPHILE walkman ZX1 (with 128 Gb of storage and support for 24/192 !).

 

Finaly a compact audiofile solution ! :D 

post #114 of 541
Does it also mean that I can use it as a usb dac/amp with computer notebook?
post #115 of 541
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Does it also mean that I can use it as a usb dac/amp with computer notebook?

 

Looking at the picture, it seems that YES

 

post #116 of 541
These are compatible with I-devices which do not support DSD. You won't get optimal performance with full sized headphones and the DAPs currently on the market which do support DSD all cater for the headphones/earphones that the PHA-2 would be suited to. It looks good but I'm still wondering, what's the point? The Centrance thing looks more versatile, more powerful and has balanced outputs.
Edited by Tony1110 - 9/28/13 at 7:15am
post #117 of 541
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The Centrance thing looks more versatile, more powerful and has balanced outputs.

 

Same thought has been running through my mind, too... :popcorn: 

post #118 of 541
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From what I read, they also provide a conversion adapter to support the USB digital input functions of the PHA-2. (when associated with the next Sony AUDIOPHILE walkman ZX1 (with 128 Gb of storage and support for 24/192 !).

 

Finaly a compact audiofile solution ! :D

 

 

Not finally, another. I walk down the streets of NYC with 24/192 files and 300+ Gb of storage...

 

Kevin

post #119 of 541
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Not finally, another. I walk down the streets of NYC with 24/192 files and 300+ Gb of storage...

Kevin

300 Gb of storage in the pocket ?? What is your setup ??
post #120 of 541
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300 Gb of storage in the pocket ?? What is your setup ??

 

2x microSD to SD adapters with 2x 128 GB SD cards plus internal storage for sure.

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